Thursday, July 28, 2011


Well, there was improvement. Not enough, but we're definitely moving in the right direction.

Before starting on the hormone replacements, my thyroid levels were so low, there were almost literally undetectable. They started at 0.3 and now went up to 1.3. The normal levels are 3-5. We are definitely going up which is good.

Before, my Thyroid Stimulation Hormone (TSH) levels were ridiculously high; 123.6, while they should have been somwhere between 5-15. I am happy to report they plummeted down to 8.3. In the comments section of the paper my doctor gave me, though, she marked down that 8.3 was still higher than she'd like it.

Based on those results, my levothyroxine dose was increased from 100 mcgs to 125 mcgs daily. It's now been 10 days since the upgrade, and I think I feel a little better. It's hard to tell yet, but I feel a twinge of good. :)

I also received an unexpected shot while I was there. I was a bit of a baby about it (you would be too if you didn't know it was coming!) but it was mostly pain free (most of the tenderness and pain came days after!). It was a shot of vitamin B12. Apparently that came back low when they measured my vitamins (vitamin D is still low also) and it has a lot to do with feeling tired and grumpy. So right then and there, they injected me with B12. I can't say I felt much of a difference energy wise, but we were just coming home from a super busy tiring weekend, so I'm not sure if it compromised the results. Today I went to town and picked up a bottle of B12 vitamins that I'll start taking daily, so we'll see later if it makes a difference!

So there we have it. I go back in on August 24th for my next blood draw and hopefully I'll see an even better result!

On a side note, I just finished up my period. It was much more normal this month, but still dragggggged on for 11 days!! But it looks like I may be back on track :) yay. I will probably test with OPKs the next few days to see if I'm ovulating :) Just for fun...

Saturday, July 16, 2011

2 more days!

And I will know the results of my blood draw. The last week has gone by fast and slow at the same time. Fast, because I had a blast with my family at the beach, and slow because I've been trying not to drive myself crazy wondering what the doctor will say Monday morning.

On another note, I think AF is here. I've been spotting for a few days and today it seems to be picking up (unfortunately, along with back pain and cramps) but it would be a good thing to have a real period considering last month.

Friday, July 8, 2011

The Results are In

But I won't know until Monday July 18th at 10:20 am. I had my blood drawn this past Tuesday.. No problems this time, thankfully. I got a call this morning from their office that the Doctor wanted to see me in person to go over the test results and discuss the next steps. I'm leaving tomorrow for a 6 day beach vacation with my family (yay) so I have to wait until after that!! Kinda lame, but the fact that they were okay with that and that they said nothing about changing the dosage of my medication until I sit down with the Doctor made me feel a little better. It's always always about waiting though, isn't it? Sigh.